Gift Idea For Foodies {Giveaway}

HerbNZest’s Holiday Trio Gift Set makes a tasty and useful present for foodies and cooking novices alike! Created by mom of two and food lover, Deboleena Dutta and made right here in the USA, HerbNZest’s all natural and vegan condiments are simple enough to build everyday meals around, exciting enough to showcase on special occasions, and yummy enough to enjoy straight out of the jar (suggested uses included on each label and easy recipes are available online). Each gourmet condiment is made in micro-batches to maintain the flavor, goodness, and quality of the ingredients. Moreover, they are healthier with low sugar and salt content and only olive oil.

 The Holiday Trio Gift Set includes gift packaging, recipe cards and one jar each of:

•  Chipotle Cranberry-Orange Relish – Cranberries, apples, and oranges are cooked with chipotle and other spices to create a zesty and tangy relish with a hint of smokiness.

•  Caramelized Apple Champagne Mustard – A spicy brown mustard with sweet undertone from hand-caramelized apples and onions and a well-rounded rich flavor fromchampagne.

•  Fennel Saffron Pumpkin Butter – Pumpkin Purée, spices, and extra-virgin olive oil are blended in with fragrant saffron and sweet fennel seeds to create an exotic and aromatic savory butter.


Buy It: $16 for the 5 oz-jars or $25 for the 8 oz-jars. Both sizes include gift packaging and recipe cards. Products are available for purchase online or at select Whole Foods and other fine retailers.

Win It: One reader will win the HerbNZest holiday set and HGTV TV star Monica Pedersen’s new gorgeous coffee table bookMake It Beautiful – Designs and Ideas for Entertaining at Home. Monica’s book also makes a thoughtful gift for all those DIY party-throwing divas out there.   Total value of gifts is more than $50!


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Giveaway ends on November 11, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US 18+ only.

(Disclosure: I have not tried these products and I was not compensated for posting this giveaway. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

Lulu Photobook Review and Giveaway

Hands-down my mom’s favorite items to receive as a gift are those with pictures of her grandchildren on them. When I had the chance to review a photo book for I knew it would be the perfect gift for my mom’s birthday. I spent hours gathering pictures online of my mom with her four grandchildren and then I used Lulu’s studio to create a custom hardcover book.

Lulu’s studio was easy to use. Once I chose my book size I chose a theme for the book (which was just the background design of the pages). The pages were already designed but I loved that I could change the layout of them easily.

Once I inserted the pictures and had the layout perfectly I then added text to some of the pages. Afterwards, I previewed my book and published it.

Here are some pictures of the final product:

The cover

Dedication page


Page with picture and text

The book turned out beautifully! It looked professionally bound and was printed on high quality photo paper. I really loved that I could completely customize the design and layout and easily switch pictures around while I made it. Another great feature about is that people can create a book and then sell it on


One reader will win a hardcover 9X7 photobook (20 pages)

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Giveaway ends December 4, 2010 at 11:59pm.

(Disclosure: I received a photo book from to review. All opinions are my own.)


This post is linked up to Things I love Thursdays.